Babe Ruth in Medford?
The exhibits reflect the varied interests of financier and collector Dennis Walker. They include Muhammad ali's gloves; the uniforms of such greats as Babe Ruth, Wilt Chamberlain, and O.J. Simpson; several of the rarest baseball cards in the world (including a 1910 Honus Wagner); and a huge collection of sports rings and silver bats. Walker's impressive selection of rare coins and precious gems is also here, including a 117-carat diamond, a 6,100-carat topaz, and several gold nuggets--one weighing 40 ounces.
Housed in a former bank building at 81 E. Stewart Avenue, the 4,000-square-foot hall opened in February with a visit by baseball star Pete Rose; Walker hopes to lure other athletes this summer.
This month you can stop by the exhibit 10 to 5:30 Mondays through Thursdays, till at least 7 Fridays and Saturdays; from September through May, hours will be 9 to 4 Mondays through Saturdays. Admission is $2.50 adults, $1 ages 5 to 17, $7.50 per family.
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|Title Annotation:||Dennis Walker's sports memorabilia|
|Date:||Aug 1, 1985|
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